Fruits and Vegetables

Produce and Pesticides
Pesticides in our fruits and vegetables are not anything new, but can we do to avoid them if possible? Thankfully the EPA established the Food Quality Protection Act in 1996 which limits the amount and strength of the pesticides allowed on US farms. But pesticides in our food are still very muc…
How to Store Your Fruits and Vegetables
Americans spend about $4000 dollars on food each year for a family of four. A big percentage of that is fresh fruit and vegetables, which tend to be more expensive than canned or frozen versions and are certainly more expensive than junk food. Unfortunately we throw out about 470 pounds of…
Eat The Rainbow
You might have heard food experts give the advice that we should eat the rainbow – meaning that there should be a variety of colors on your plate.  A colorful plate means a different types of nutrients and a more balanced diet.  What are the five colors that should alw…